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Wedding guests standing apart on the Spielman steps

Photo by When Charlie Met Hannah Photography

Getting married over the last few months has been a challenge. When lockdown began on 23 March, weddings were banned affecting 73,600 ceremonies across the UK. Now (from 14th September) wedding ceremonies and sit-down receptions of up to 30 people can take place at “Covid-secure” venues in England.

Our Events & Marketing Manager, Adela Straughan said “It’s been incredibly important, even during the early days of lockdown to really look after all of our couples. We reached out to them with messages and phone calls to help guide them towards the best solution. Most of our weddings have been rescheduled to 2021 however some couples preferred to redesign their original wedding plans. We’ve arranged a number of perfectly formed, small wedding ceremonies this year, with plans for a big celebratory party next year. I’m so proud of what the Arnos Vale team have done to support our couples and we can’t wait to celebrate with them!”

“We are overjoyed at the amount of couples that want to host their wedding with us. However to ensure our historic site works as a wedding venue, cemetery and community space we only offer a limited number of weddings per year. Our 2021 diary is now closed, but we do have a lots of dates available for 2022”

Ceremony only package

We are excited to offer our Ceremony Only package available until March 2021. It a simple, 2 hours, no frills package set in the stunning grounds of Bristol’s most favourite cemetery! Invite your nearest and dearest to witness your special moment, with up to 20 guests in our Victorian venue, the Spielman Centre. This package includes our most twinkly fairy lights, speakers to play your music and just enough time for pictures before you head offsite.

Safety measures include social distancing, regular hand washing and masks as per the Government guidance. You can find out more about this in the Government’s Guidance for Small Marriages & Civil Partnerships

Getting married in 2022

If you’d like to find out more information about hosting your wedding at Arnos Vale in 2022 click here or to arrange a viewing email We can’t wait to talk all things wedding with you!


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